/home and an extended partition

wouldn’t ya just know it, Bill_L lost again.

**Device****Boot****    Start****      End****  Sectors**** Size****Id****Type**
/dev/sda1            2048  16779263  16777216    8G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2  *     16779264 100665343  83886080   40G 83 Linux
/dev/sda3       100665344 226494463 125829120   60G 83 Linux
/dev/sda4       226494464 312581807  86087344 41.1G  f W95 Ext'd (LBA) **<<<<<< this to merge with /dev/sda3 which is my /home**

Can this be done easily and without fubaring the /home data?

No other OS’s are on /dev/sda

I can get a screenshot from gparted if needed.

By appearances, you shouldn’t have a problem.
I assume that you want to wipe the extended partition (sda4)

You will
Delete the partition sda4
Extend sda3 to fill the adjacent space (can be all the space)

gparted can do all that for you in a semi-automated way.

Because this is not your / partition, you should be able to do this without rebooting.

Of course, backup or copy your important data to another disk or location in case everything goes bad.


Thank you! you good folk keep pulling my butt away from the flames.

Sheesh, 5 minutes and done. Someday I may be gutsy enough to forge ahead without having to ask.

thanks again tsu2!